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Fri
04
Dec

Middle Brook man injured in crash

A Middle Brook man received minor injuries in a one-vehicle crash on Monday, morning, Nov. 23.
According to a report by the Missouri Highway Patrol, James A. Bauer, 25, of Middle Brook was driving a 1999 Ford Contour south on Highway 21, one mile north of Graniteville, when the accident occurred.
According to the report, Bauer’s vehicle ran off the right side of the road and struck some trees.
The accident occurred at 6:25 a.m. Bauer was taken by ambulance to Iron County Medical Center with minor injuries.
Festus man injured
A Festus man received minor injuries in a one-car accident Saturday afternoon, Nov. 28.
Richard B. Lindhorst, 73, of Festus was driving a 2000 Oldsmobile Bravada east on Missouri 32, four miles west of Belleview in Iron County when the accident occurred, according to a report by the MO Highway Patrol.

Fri
04
Dec

Unusual load passes through county

Unusual load

An unusually heavy load slowly made its way through Iron County last week (Tuesday, Nov. 24).

A two tractor rig pushed and pulled a huge electric transformer on its way from Oklahoma City to Hennepin, IL.  The total weight of the rig was 452,000 lbs.  It was 232’, 11’’ long, 15’, 6” wide, and 16’,11” high.

The rig is shown coming down from Tip Top on Highway 21. Because of its size, it was required to be escorted by members of the MO Highway Patrol while traveling in the state.

Sat
28
Nov

Pen pals in touch for 63 years

British citizen Sandra Levick (left) and former Roselle resident Mary Wadlow have been pen pals for 63 years. Mary’s brother Glenn Sellers is on the right.

When Mary Wadlow was 13 years old, she went to work at Wilmore’s Resort at Lake Killarney.  A friend had put a small advertisement seeking pen pals in a movie magazine called “Picture Show.”
She received a boxfull of replies, so she allowed Mary to select a couple.  Mary took two - a boy and a girl.  The boy didn’t last long as a pen pal, but the girl, well, 63 years later they still stay in touch.
Sandra Levick has been to the states several times before, but this is the first time since her husband Anton died some 9 years ago.
“It’s the first time I’ve been here on me own,” Sandra said.
“We are all getting older and we wanted to see each other before then,” Mary laughed.
It was 1953 when the correspondence began. Mary was 14 and Sandra 13, just a few months younger.

Sat
28
Nov

Ironton Lions Club Rodeo voted MRCA’s ‘Rodeo of the Year’

Ironton Lions Club Rodeo Chairman Ken Wooten  (center) holds a cake recognizing the fact the local rodeo has been named the Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association’s 2015 “Rodeo of the Year.” The honor is bestowed by a vote of the participating cowboys and it comes on the eve of the local rodeo’s 25th year (2016). Flanking Wooten are fellow Lions Club members Art Stark  and Jasper Dettmer. The news was shared with a group of rodeo volunteers at the clubs annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner.

Sat
28
Nov

Water main breaks, power out in Arcadia

Arcadia residents were dealt a double whammy over the weekend with the temporary loss of both water and power.
An area of rain and strong winds moved through the area Saturday and claimed as one of its victims a wooden electric pole on the Ironton side of Stouts Creek on Main Street.
The pole, apparently weakened, broke off approximately four feet from the top and dangled in the wind.
The power outage affected all of Arcadia’s residents and some of Ironton’s residents.from about 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.  Pilot Knob reported some of its neighborhoods without power for about an hour.
 

Sat
28
Nov

Ironton man killed in single-car accident

An Ironton man was killed and woman was seriously injured in an accident Sunday evening in St. Francois County.
Darrell L. Kellogg, 47, of Ironton, was a passenger in a 1992 Cadillac Deville driven by Margaret M. Bowling, 41, of Park Hills, according to a report by the Missouri Highway Patrol.
Bowling was headed northbound on Missouri Route 221, some 200 feet north of Rock Springs Road where the accident occurred at 4:55 p.m. (November 22.)
The driver failed to negotiate a curve to the right, the report stated, travelled off the left side of the roadway, struck a ditch and overturned, ejecting both occupants.  
Both Kellogg and Bowling were transported by helicopter to Mercy Hospital in St. Lous, where Kellogg was pronounced dead at 6:38 p.m.
Bowling sustained serious injuries in the crash.
Neither of the car’s occupants were wearing a seat belt, the report said.
 

Sat
28
Nov

Ironton Police Chief resigns

Ironton Police Chief Harold Yarbrough resigned last week.
The Ironton Board of Aldermen accepted the resignation in a closed session on Tuesday, Nov. 10.
The board offered no further information or explanation.
Yarbrough, contacted by telephone, confirmed the resignation and declined to offer any further explanation or information.
The board appointed City Collector and part-time police officer Johnny Matthews as an interim Chief of Police.

Sat
28
Nov

‘Scouting for Food’ nets 5,169 items

Boy Scouts, Cubs Scouts and leaders who participated in the food drive included (front row, from left) Dominic Mueller, Isaiah Montgomery, David Montgomery, David Courtway, (second row, from left) Kaiden Keith, Hunter Hogan, Dillon Mueller, Alexander Nash, Adam Ames, Rylee Harr, Adrew Harr, Harmony Johnson, (back row, from left) Willow Johnson, Jeffery Musser, Nate Burgan, Ricky Fishbeck, Hunter Johnson, Austin Szewczyk, Kalia Keith, Jacob Hogan, Frank Nash, Jon Inman and Jeremy Medley

Members of Boy Scout Troop 403 and Cub Scout Pack 403  were busy Saturday (Nov. 21) picking up donated food items from local residents.  
Last week the scouts left the bright yellow “Scouting for Food” donation bags with any resident who wanted to take part.  
Residents responded with a total 5,169 items that will be donated to local food pantries.
In 2014, the scouts collected 4,861 cans or boxes of food.  In 2013, the collections amounted to 4,990 boxes or cans.
The drive included the communities of Ironton, Arcadia, Pilot Knob and Belleview.
 

Thu
19
Nov

Head-on collision injures two

Two people received serious injuries in a head-on collision on Thursday, November 5.
According to a report by the Missouri Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 11:55 a.m. on Highway 49, 2 miles north of Annapolis.
A 1988 GMC truck was heading north, driven by Hunter S. Scaggs, 21, of High Ridge when he drove off the right side of the roadway, over-corrected, went back across the roadway, and struck another vehicle head-on, the report stated.
That vehicle was a 1998 Dodge truck, driven by Lockianna L. Bennett, 47, of Patterson.
Both drivers received serious injuries and were taken by ambulance to St. Anthony’s Medical Center in St. Louis.

Thu
19
Nov

Chamber seeking floats, vendors for Santa’s Workshop Christmas Parade

The time to sign up is now if you want to enter a float in a Christmas Parade set for Saturday, Dec. 5
The annual event is sponsored by the Arcadia Valley Chamber of Commerce and will feature a parade that begins at 5 p.m.
Anyone can enter and cash prizes of $200, $100 and $50 are offered for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places respectively.
This year the event includes a vendor area, cookies and milk with Santa, a free ornament-making workshop and a city-wide scavenger hunt.
The deadline to enter is Dec. 2.
For more information, call Debbie Reynolds at 573- 631-0485 or Dee Campbell at 573-546-3545 ext. 1.

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